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Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens with 72mm Filter Kit

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Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens with 72mm Filter Kit
Key Features
  • Full Frame | f/4 to f/22
  • G Series Telephoto Zoom
  • .5x Magnification Across Full Zoom Range
  • Internal Focus, Floating Elements Design
This Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens with 72mm Filter Kit from B&H adds a UV filter to this fast telephoto zoom lens to help with clarity, color accuracy, and incidental protection against the elements.
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FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens with 72mm Filter Kit Overview

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Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens (Sony E)
A Classic Telephoto Zoom, Refined and Reimagined
Nine years in the making, Sony has retooled their classic, workhorse telephoto zoom lens with the FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II, introducing performance upgrades in autofocus, stabilization, magnification, and sharpness while reducing both its length and size. Remaining a portable, workaday stalwart for events, sports, and portraiture, this latest iteration expands its capabilities into video and macro applications.
Improved Optical Performance
The biggest change to the optical design of the lens is the introduction of a floating focusing element, enabling the lens' high-resolution .5x "half-macro" magnification, shrinking the minimum focusing distance to 10.2" at 70mm. This increased resolution is available across the entirety of the zoom range, as is the lens' improved corner-to-corner sharpness. The lens features aspherical, Advanced Aspherical, Super Extra-low dispersion, and extra-low dispersion aspherical elements to reduce and suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations. Nano AR Coating II controls flare and ghosting, while the rounded, nine-blade diaphragm supplies the lens with its soft, smooth bokeh.
Faster, Video-Optimized Autofocus
Chief among the 70-200mm f/4 II's enhancements is its faster, video-optimized autofocus system. Featuring 4 XD Linear motors, two for each of the lens' focus groups, the lens now performs 20% faster than its predecessor and supports focus tracking while zooming. The new autofocus system also works with the Alpha 1's blackout-free 30 fps high-speed continuous shooting, double the rate of the f/4 OSS I.
For those eager to apply the lens' virtues to video, Sony has introduced several features from their cinema division. The new autofocus system has near-silent operation while dramatically reducing focus breathing and focus shift. The Linear Response MF system to ensures a consistent, natural-feeling operation, while the full-time Direct Manual Focus (DMF) feature makes it easy to make quick adjustments using the focus ring while in AF modes.
Rounding out the improvements to image quality, the lens' built-in SteadyShot optical image stabilization is designed to work in tandem with the camera body's stabilization system to ensure sharp images while shooting handheld even at the longest focal lengths.
Redesigned for Portability and Durability
In reconfiguring the 70-200mm f/4 II, Sony has kept in mind both the endurance of the lens and its user, reducing both the length and weight of the optic by 15% to 5.8" and 1.7 lb, respectively. The internal zoom mechanism minimizes front-heaviness to reduce strain while focusing, while its dust- and moisture-resistant design and rubber control rings make it suitable for inclement conditions.
Other design features include:
  • A removable and rotating tripod collar for added stability and reducing strain on the camera's lens mount.
  • Three focus hold buttons and an AF/MF switch on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
  • Three-mode optical image stabilization switch to ensure sharpness in varying shooting conditions.
  • A full-time DMF switch for manual focus override during AF-C mode.
  • Zoom lock and focus range limiter switches to prevent unwanted lens extension or to constrain the usable focus range between a set limited range or full for improving focus speed.
  • A fluorine coating for the front-lens element to repel water, oil, and other contaminants and facilitate lens-cleaning.
Teleconverter Compatibility
The FE 70-200mm f/4 GM OSS II is compatible with Sony's optional FE 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters. These teleconverters allow for life-size, 1:1 macro photography throughout the entire zoom range. When used, the 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters will provide effective focal lengths and apertures of 98-280mm f/5.6 and 140-400mm f/8, respectively.
Chiaro Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

98% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Resistance Coating
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Optical Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top and Side Knurling
In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593510

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens (Sony E) Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Angle of View
34° to 12° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance
10.2" / 26 cm
Maximum Magnification
Optical Design
19 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Tripod Collar
Removable and Rotating
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.2 x 5.9" / 82.2 x 149 mm
1.7 lb / 794 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.1 x 6.2 x 5.8"

Chiaro Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter Type
Filter Factor
1x (0-Stop)
72 mm Rear Filter Thread 
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
72 mm
Filter Thickness
0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter Material
Ring Material
Side, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.135 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.75 x 3.75 x 0.85"

FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens with 72mm Filter Kit Reviews

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Will this work with the sony a7riv & dony a9ii

Will this work with the sony a7riv & dony a9ii
Asked by: Benita
Yes, Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens (Sony E) is fully compatible with Sony a7R IV and Sony a9 II Mirrorless-Cameras. The lens was design for Full frame E mount Sony cameras.
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2023-07-28

What is the range (in centimeters) of the ...

What is the range (in centimeters) of the autofocussetting "macro"?
Asked by: Jean-Paul
The far reach of the macro-autofocus stops at about 120 cm or 50 inches, I measured it out. Jean-Paul
Answered by: Jean-Paul
Date published: 2023-08-30

Why is there no case included with Sony FE 70-200 ...

Why is there no case included with Sony FE 70-200 F/4 G OSS II?
Asked by: William
Sony has not bundled the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens (Sony E) with a case for transport. We suggest the following case for your transportation needs: Lowepro ProTactic Lens Exchange 200 AW (Black) B&H # LOPTLE200AW • MFR # LP37178
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2023-08-23

Does the minimum focusing distance remain the ...

Does the minimum focusing distance remain the same when used with a teleconverter?
Asked by: Dindo
Yes, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II will have the same minimum focus when using the teleconverters.
Answered by: David B
Date published: 2023-12-17

What screw holes are available under the tripod ...

What screw holes are available under the tripod collar for attaching an Arca-Swiss mounting plate?
Asked by: Robert
The Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens (Sony E) tripod collar two holes on the bottom. One is a threaded 1/4 inch female. The other is not threaded. And is smaller than a 1/4 inch.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2024-02-13

Does this lens use focus by wire, or mechanical ...

Does this lens use focus by wire, or mechanical focusing?
Asked by: William
The Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens (Sony E) uses a focus by wire / electronic focusing system and the focus motor doesn't lag at all.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-07-21

How well does this lens perform for tracked ...

How well does this lens perform for tracked astrophotography?
Asked by: Felicia
The Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens can be used with a star tracking device. As to how well it works will mainly depend on the tracker itself.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-11-28

Where is this lens manufactured?

Where is this lens manufactured?
Asked by: Matthew
The country or origin for the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II Lens (Sony E) is China.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-10-15
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